The foundations for literacy are built through speaking and listening skills and it is important that children receive the right support and guidance to lay these building blocks at an early age.


Our aim is to provide a stimulating environment in which creativity, originality and expressiveness are valued. With the child as a starting point they are given freedom to develop and explore materials, feelings, thoughts and ideas in happy environment..


Our aim is to encourage children to question and understand how and why things work. Our trained nursery teams will encourage children to explore, observe, predict and discuss elements in the real world.


Play is vital for children. It helps them to understand the world around them and to develop socially and emotionally.

Welcome to Poppies Day Nursery

Poppies Day Nursery moved to its current premises under new ownership in March 2013, prior to this it had been run by the British Red Cross and has been operating in the Knutsford area since 1996. The newly renovated building provides a homely, safe and caring environment for up to 40 children aged 0-5 years.

The nursery has been designed to suit the children’s differing ages and needs. Children have access to a large, secure garden for outdoor activities.

Poppies is registered with OFSTED, copies are available on request but here are some quotes direct from our latest report:

“Staff are enthusiastic and motivate children’s learning”

“Children make good progress in their learning”

"Activities offer good challenge and the effective use of open ended questions promotes children’s language well”

“Good systems in place to share information with parents about their child’s care and learning on a daily basis”

“Parents say ‘staff are brilliant’ and they feel fully informed about their child and how they are progressing”

“Staff enthusiastic approach with children and the wide range of resources available means that they are engaged and interested in their play and are making good progress in their learning”

“Children are making good progress in their language development and are able to engage in conversations with adults”

“the team at Poppies have always shown exceptional care and attention when looking after Jonty and I have been delighted with every aspect of his care”

“The staff really care and know the children”

Nursery Education Grants for 3 & 4 year olds are available.

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